DUE TO RAIN AND TRAIL CONDITIONS THE CORRAL NIGHT RIDE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24TH. Join us for one of the best nights of the year! Celebrate with your friends. All ages. We had a big volunteer day in partnership with the California Conservation Corps on 10/17 in the rain, the trail is in amazing shape right now!
- Maintenance Mondays @ Bijou Bike Park -5:3o to dark
- 10/6 – Stanford Rock Trail Work
- 10/7 – Stanford Rock Trail Work
- 10/17 – Corral Trail Work
- 10/21 – Stanford Rock Trail Work
- 10/22 – Tyrolean Trail Work
- 10/21 – Monthly Meeting, 6:00pm: at Parasol Bldg, Incline Village
- 10/24 – Corral Halloween Night Ride
- 10/25 – Tyrolean Trail Work (meet at 9am upper Diamond Peak parking lot)
Whoa! it’s been a busy summer so far, TAMBA’s biggest year so far in terms of building and events. We finished the Lower Corral Trail enhancements, completed the Snapdragon Trail, building the Bijou Bike Park, started a reroute on Stanford Rock, improved Tyrolean Downhill, and provided maintenance on many existing trails. Plus we’ve hosted some cool events and races, with more to come this fall. Bijou Bike Park – This project has been 4 years in the making starting with lobbying the City, preparing design drawings, and securing permits. Partnering with the City of South Lake Tahoe, construction started in July and the 4 acre bike park is slated to open on September 19 with a BMX track, two pump tracks, a loop trail and three jump lines in the slopestyle area. Please stay off the bike park until the grand opening, it is still an active construction site and not open by the City. Volunteer opportunities will be listed on Bijoubikepark.org and Bijou Bike Park Facebopk page. Corral Trail – In June we partnered with the US Forest Service to build another ½ mile of berms and jumps. This section of trail finishes off what we worked on last year but is in a steeper area that gave us great opportunities for new features like elbow dragging berms, step up jumps, table top jumps and a rebuild of the 25′ long rock lip jump. Snapdragon Trail – This new 1.3 mile trail is located in Lake Tahoe NV State Park on the east side of the Flume Trail connecting the Tahoe Rim Trail to the Red House Flume providing yet another single track connection in the backcountry adding to our goal of creating the “singletrack superloop.” Stanford Rock – Work on the popular Stanford Rock loop out of Tahoe City is underway with a motivated group of locals working to reroute the steep loose sandy section. Tyrolean Downhill – On going maintenance on this Incline gem continues with regular trail days and improvements. Events – This year TAMBA has secured a Special Use Permit with the US Forest Service to host three events including the Corral Night Ride on October 17, Rose to Toads Ride on September 6, and the Meyers Mountain Bike Festival on Aug 8 & 9. The permit is part of our ongoing partnership with the Forest Service and a way to raise additional funds for trail improvements while increasing awareness of Tahoe’s world class multiuse trail system. In addition proceeds from three races helped TAMBA: The Battle Born Enduro in Peavine, and the two Sierra Cup races at Kirkwood and the Flume Trail this summer. The Future – We continue to work with our land managers to plan future trail projects and additions to benefit the entire trail community including new trails in Lake Tahoe NV State Park, the Heavenly Bike Park (planned for 2016 construction), Panorama Trail and the Kingsbury Stinger which has been delayed due to environmental permitting this summer.
We need help! If you have any experience building pump tracks (or have an interest in learning) we need volunteers today through Saturday at the Bijou Bike Park to help with shaping. Our pro-builder Alex Fowler from PumpTraxUSA.com will be there everyday from about 9am until dark leading the build and we’ll have TAMBA crew leaders there in the evenings. Bring a shovel if you can and join us!
Another 1/2 mile of new features has been built on Lower Corral Trail. This 2 week build came about very fast. On a Sunday afternoon we were flagging the new alignment and the very next day the USFS had a 5 person crew digging. This is a testament to the respect we have gained with the US Forest Service and the dedication of our volunteers to help out. The section of trail finishes off what we worked on last year (in partnership with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and USFS) but is in a steeper area that gave us great opportunities for new features like elbow dragging berms, step up jumps, table top jumps and a rebuild of the 25′ long rock lip jump. TAMBA paid for the equipment rentals (about $4,000) and supported with multiple volunteer build days, in total about 60 volunteers helped out on this two week build. Our biggest thanks go out to Jacob and his crew at the US Forest Service. True team effort!
Flagging the new alignment on June 14
Finishing the build on June 27
Building the take off on the new 25′ long jump
TAMBA Crew Leader testing the new big jump
Text book berms
Water, it’s the most important ingredient
Jacob from the Forest Service
For more photos please visit our flickr album HERE.
***Class POSTPONED. Stay tuned for a new date***
We’re hosting an advanced trail building training class on July 18th on Kingsbury. This is meant for those that have already taken a basic trail building course or are crew leaders. This will primarily focus on rock wall construction and rock armoring and safe procedures for working with rock using hand and powered tools. The class size is very limited with preference given to our current crew leaders.
Class will be from 8am-5pm on the Kingsbury Stinger Trail. Exact meet location will be sent to those accepted into the class. The class size is ten students with preference given to our current crew leaders, then current members. Please state your trails experience in the registration form. The course is free.
Click HERE to register.
***Class POSTPONED. Stay tuned for a new date***